Manaus, Amazonas, is situated at the confluence of the Negro and Amazon rivers. The city was founded in 1669 as the Fort of São José do Rio Negro. It was elevated to a statute of town in 1832 with the name of “Manaus”, means “mother of the gods” in tribute to the indigenous nation of Manaós. Manaus was especially active during the rubber boom in the late 19th century. Afterwards it somehow lost the interest of the general public until the Zona Franca was created and tourism started to flourish. Today Manaus is a modern city with an important industry and virtual no access by road. Manaus therefore thanks it existence to the mighty Amazon River.
4/5 * River cruise
3 days / 2 nights
PP in DBL room
Amazon River Cruise
Monday - Meeting at the lobby of the Tropical Hotel at 14:00 hrs. Boarding and depart toward Amazon River while we enjoy a welcome drink and listen to the information about route and facilities. After a snack we meet us in the leisure room for lectures about Amazon where we will get a good start on understanding Amazon ecology while the vessel take us the Amazon upstream. Before dinner we may already ordered a caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil. After dinner we will explore the river's edge with powerful searchlights and we see caiman, close relatives of crocodile, sometimes including night-hawks, snakes, toro-rats, sloth and frogs.
Amazon River Cruise
Tuesday - We wake up in the Janauaca Lake and start an early exploration by canoe of the waking forest. We will keep our eyes open for birds and enjoy the Pink River Dolphins. We return for breakfast followed by a walk in the forest and a visit to the inhabitants of the lake who live from manioc plantations, fishing, diverse fruit trees, rubber, Brazil-nut trees, wood and other extractive products. The piranha fishing in late afternoon is not only for passionate anglers then there are good chances of seeing Hoatzins and large flocks of egrets. After dinner we will explore the forest in our canoes with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals and admire at the millions of stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere.
Amazon River Cruise
Wednesday - A last exploring for bird-watching and good chances to see the Victoria Regia, the giant water lilies in the Janauary Ecological Park. We explore the mysterious flooded forest by canoe or walking on catwalks, observing wildlife in the trees and in the water. While we enjoin breakfast the boat starts navigation toward the "Meeting of the Waters". A unique spectacle where the bright colored water of the Amazon and the dark water of the Negro flows side by side without mixing for many miles. Now we return to the Tropical landing stage while we past Manaus port, with views of the floating docks, market, old custom house and the dome of the Opera house, arriving at 11:30 am. End of services.
CHANGES IN ROUTING We reserve the right to change itineraries without consulting participants, depending on prevailing natural conditions. If the vessel's arrival or departure times are changed due to force majeure, we are not responsible for missed flights or connections, nor for extra expenses incurred there on. DEPARTURE BY ALL CRUISES: Meeting at 02:00pm at the lobby of the Tropical Executive Hotel Manaus, Arrival time at 11:30am, drop off at the lobby of the Tropical Executive Hotel Manaus. Available dates 2019 26-28 AUGUST; 25-27 NOVEMBER.
- Full board: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
- Mineral water (also for brush your tees),
- Coffee & tea,
- Life vest in camouflage color for trips,
- All activities and tours as described in the itinerary,
- Bilingual naturalist guide (Portuguese/ English).
- Domestic and international flights,
- Extras and tips,
- Meals not mentioned,
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks,
- Bottled water,
- Transportation services (from/to airport - if necessary, please add USD 110,00 per pax - round trip),
- Rates are not valid for Reveillon, Carnival, Champions Parade, Easter and National Holidays.